I have definitely been a slack blogger this past week. Lots of business and deadlines. Most of it not interesting enough to blog about, though I do want to talk about teaching a little bit. Soon.
One sad note: In my African Literature class, we are scheduled to begin Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North this week. Salih just died in London at the age of 80. (Here is BBC News obituary.) But I am glad my students will be able to experience his classic novel (most of them for the first time).
So instead of bringing only excuses and sad news, I wanted to make up for my neglect by hitting you hard with some video from the Nile dinner cruise that we took aboard the Golden Pharaoh last night. These things are very popular here; the job organized this one. Here are some short clips (sorry, there is no sound) of the whirling dervish who performed on the moving ship.